A natural and beautiful smile is our dream. But we always ignore the importance of having healthy gums for a natural and beautiful smile. How does tartar occur? How do we clean it?
Regular brushing of teeth and daily flossing is a must for oral and dental care. Neglected dental care; it prepares the ground for the formation of bacterial plaque and turns into dental stones called “tartar” if the bacterial plaques are not cleaned.
Care for the mouth and teeth, which is not given importance, causes the formation of dental stones. Failure to clean tartar leads to the proliferation of destructive bacteria in the mouth. As a result, there is yellowing of the teeth, caries, gaps between the teeth and gums called pockets and gum withdrawals. In order to have health and an impressive smile, it is necessary to take care of oral care.
How does tartar form?
Dental stone; teeth are masses seen on prostheses and fillings in the mouth. It is formed by the accumulation of micro bacteriums in the nutrients consumed on the teeth. Tartar, if it occurred inside the gum pocket, it is called a subgingival gum. In cases where oral and dental health care is inadequate, the bacterial plaque on the tooth turns into dental stones in about 14 days.
In addition to causing a bad appearance in the future, tooth stones, which are neglected to clean, can also bring with them gum inflammation and gum diseases. Malnutrition also plays an active role in the formation of dental stones. Carbohydrate and sugar-heavy nutrition accelerates the formation of dental stones.
How to clean tartar (dental stones)?
Detartrage and gum plow
With the help of special ultrasonic devices and by vibrating at high frequency, tooth stones are destroyed. In the cleaning of subgingival dental stones formed in the gums, detartrage and gum plowing are performed.
Gum plowing is the process of removing unhealthy tissue from the gums. This procedure should be done every six months for oral and dental health. Since each person’s dental structure and oral care needs are different, this procedure may need to be applied more frequently in some people.
Gum stones formed above the gum level progress faster than the gum stones formed in the gum pocket. Therefore, it will be convenient to clean it more often.
In the detartage process, using ultrasonic devices, the thick plaque layer formed on the tooth is destroyed.
People can enjoy a confident smile by moving away from their aesthetic concerns along with their dental stones. After cleaning the tooth stone, sensitivity to hot and cold food and beverages may occur. However, this sensitivity passes in a short time with regular brushing.